(PRWEB) February 23, 2006
The local school staff are going on strike. What can parents do with the kids? Help! Don't be caught unprepared. Parents can now find sitters in their own neighborhoods by exact distance from home using the convenient and flexible website MyNannyCalledinSick.com.
“Membership allows parents to create a backup network of caregivers and sitters – people they can trust with the care of their children.” Sheila Kerr, mother of three sons, created a website to provide an easy-to-use and affordable solution for parents in need of child care. “If your nanny calls in sick – you don't have to.” Sheila experienced the last minute cancellation of a nanny and vowed to find a solution. With the help of her husband, she designed a website using open source software with specific geo-location capabilities to connect available babysitters to parents by exact location. This helps parents find a neighbour who is willing and able to help take care of their kids.
The website allows a parent to search for a babysitter for every childcare need: full-time, part-time, occasional, last-minute or emergency care, or to search for a babysitter by experience, languages spoken, pay-rate, drivers license, or skills like swimming or CPR. Parents can post a job which is immediately emailed to neighborhood babysitters or they can put a job on the I Need a Sitter Now! list. A unique feature of this website is a Sitter On-Call List which allows babysitters willing to work at short notice an opportunity to place themselves on a special list which members can view.
A special discounted 1-year membership costs $44.99. Babysitters and nannies register for free. The website is not an agency, so wages and hours are negotiated directly between the members, using the privacy-protected email messaging system.
To find out how many sitters are registered in your neighbourhood visit http://www.MyNannyCalledinSick.com.
Sheila Kerr - President and Founder